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second. then il talk to the man who shot this video. he was there with his sons on the ground. you'll hear their reaction, listen for it on this tape. but we do want to warn you before you watch it is tough to watch and may be disturbing for some of you. remember, ten people died. first we'll watch it together. and the video begins just a couple of moments before the pilot nosedived into the crowd of spectators. >> oh, my god! >> no, no, no no! >> oh, my god! >> please stay where you are.
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>> oh, my god. >> please stay where you are. everybody, stay where you are. >> did you get it? oh, my god. >> keep your heads up. everybody, stay where you are. >> i knew that was in the stands, oh, my god. >> it could have been us. >> i know. in my mind, it was coming. >> joining me on the phone is the man who shot that video. he is brent wilson, he's back home in portland, oregon. brent, you know, we could hear i counted three "oh, my gods." i don't know if that was from you or your son. i can't imagine what you were feeling. if you can, walk me through your initial thoughts when you saw that plane nosedive and hit the crowd. >> it was obviously an
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incredibly tragic event, and initially, before it got down to the ground, you know, it was all over the sky and for a brief moment what appeared to be an eternity to us, you know, it was coming directly for us in our area. and, you know, i just froze and my sons. it was something that is life changing. my son kyle actually is the one who was videotaping it. yeah, that is my yelling "oh, my god "oi god." the reason we came forward with our video is we really want to portray -- i mean, when you see it in the crowd, granted, it's shocking, but there was not mass hysteria. >> why was that, do you think? why wasn't there mass hysteria, given what we're watching here
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replay? >> well, this event draws a significant amount of both retired and active service personnel, and a lot of these pilots are ex-military pilots that have retired. you know, i think people jumped into action. what we saw -- we true saw the human spirit. unfortunately it takes a tragedy sometimes to see that, i mean, it's i think as christians we want to do that always. my sons and i, we sat and we prayed for those people that lost their lives and those that have lost loved ones. >> ten people, again, just bears reminding. ten people. we have different shots from the video what your son shot, some from other people in the crowd. once your son stopped rolling, brent, what did the organizers tell the crowd right after the plane came down?
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what are we not seeing on the tape? >> what you're not seeing is a very orderly exit of probably 15,000, 20,000 people and folks leaving orderly. they're making sure that -- basically make room for ambulances rolling in. there is no one that we witnessed that was in any way disrespecting those families that had just lost loved ones. in fact, just the opposite. >> brent, forgive me for interrupting. i wanted to ask you about something you told one of our produce irs. he said that sitting there you could tell that the pilot in the air was trying to avoid as many people as possible. actually, tweeted that out and got a response from a pilot who said, you know, if this aircraft had some kind of malfunction, there's no way to control when you crash at that height and that speed. i'm just curious what made you
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say that. how could you purr sieerceive t? >> well, i'm an aviation addict, i'm not a pilot. i study aviation a lot, and what i saw in the plane as i saw it do what's called a yaw, like crab crawling if you think about that, like a plane lands in a cross-wind, they sort of crab down, sort of thisside to side motion, which means the pilot is truly working the rudder as hard as he can to try to gain some control over that plane. i truly believe in my heart and i will to the day i die that that pilot did absolutely everything he could to avoid, you know, killing hundreds of people. had he landed in the grandstands, we would be talking about hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. you know, at the last moment the
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plane -- there was sort of this lurch upward. whether he had control of that or whether it just randomly happened, it saved hundreds if not thousands of lives. >> that's stunning. given, though, what you've seen, what your sons have seen, will you go to another air race? >> well, that's a very good question, and i think at this time, you know, that's something that i'm going to visit with my family over the next year about and we'll make that determination together in prayer. at this point, our thoughts and prayers are focused on those injured and those families who lost loved ones. you know, that's down the road, and i don't know. >> brent wilson, i thank you for calling in. i thank you for sharing your video. appreciate it. glad you guys are okay. >> thank you very much. still ahead -- a controversial book. it claims president obama's top advisers had doubts he could handle the economic crisis, but the white house says this book
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is full of -- you know what. >> i lived the reality, and the reports i've read about this book bear no resemblance to the reality we lived together. >> so here's one of the questions -- was this book taken out of context? then this -- a decision for death for troy davis. georgia denying this man clemency. what will happen now. sun life financialrating should be famous.d bad, we're working on it. so you're seriously proposing we change our
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paroles denied his clemency this morning. davis was convicted of killing a police officer 20 years ago. davis maintains he is innocent, and seven of the nine witnesses who testified decades ago have either recanted, changed their testimony. in fact, people from all over the world have been pushing for davis to be granted clemency. he got a lot of high-profile support as well, including from a former president, former fbi director. but in a statement just a couple of hours ago, the georgia pardons and paroles board said this. i'll read the statement for you. they say, the board members have not taken their responsibility lightly and certainly understand the emotions attached to a death penalty case. since 2000, the board has commuted three death penalty cases. in considering clemency in such cases, the board weighs each case on its own merit. they have considered the totality of the information presented in this case and thoroughly deliberated on it, after which the board's decision
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was to deny clemency. now, the family of officer davis -- the family of the officer troy davis was convicted of killing said the board made the right decision. mark macphail's son who was a baby when his father was killed said justice was served. mcfail's mother says she'll never feel closure, but she may find peace when davis is executed. here is what she said about her son. >> mark was very full of life. he spent years in the military to protect us. he went into the police department to protect us, and that's what he was doing. he loved his children. he loved his family. any chance he had he would come home to be with us all. so he was quite a young man that
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we all loved dearly. >> despite the decision fwr the board just this morning and the imminent execution, davis' supporters say they're going to keep fighting to save him. a.mnesty international is callig on anyone who has power to stop what they're calling a grave injustice, also the pastor at ebenezer baptist church who prayed with troy davis just last night says he doesn't believe davis is out of options. here's what he told suzanne man sorrow. >> malveaux. >> we're not conceding the point there are no other options. in fact, we call on the board of pardons and paroles to reverse their decision. they have the authority, they have the power to do so. as a matter of fact, we call on everyone who has a role to play in this execution to stand on behalf of what's right. the district attorney down in chatham county, mr. larry chiz em, could ask the judge of the superior court to vacate the
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execution warrant. we call on him to do so, particularly because he shared with me and others that were he trying this case today it would not be a death case. yet here we are. i'm not sure how the board of pardons and paroles has come to this zishdecision but we ask tho reverse it. >> in georgia, only that board of pardons and paroles, not the governor, has the right to grant clemency. new details in the hunt for a serial killer, could be killers, on long island. >> it is believed that one or mo individuals have murdered young women working as escorts. plus -- new sketches are released of two of these unidentified victims and the dna link found miles away. then -- take a look at this huge gas rig explosion. we're learning more about details there in oklahoma. coming up. [ man 2 ] yummy. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste and whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios. ♪
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let's get a quick check here of some of the top stories we're working on. a hunt for serial killer or serial killers. suffolk county police released sketches of two unidentified victims. also, they released photos of jewelry that two other victims were wearing. they are revealing that the remains found miles and years apart are linked by dna. next hour, we'll have more on the serial killings. i'll ask what the new evidence could mean for this ongoing investigation. also -- this story broke around this time yesterday. four earthquakes in just two and a half hours hit gauatemala yesterday afternoon, rattling the capital. they're now blamed for the death of at least one personal.
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rescue officials spending their afternoons and night searching these damaged an collapsed homes for people who could be trapped inside. a close call overnight for workers on this natural gas rig. this is oklahoma. they scrambled off this rig minutes before it exploded. everyone made it out okay. the explosion sent flames 100 feet into the sky and could be heard from what we're told about a mile away. this fire here forced deputies to go house to house, tell people to get out. at last report, the fire is still burning. most of the people evacuated are back home, but we're told it could be days before anyone know whaz caused that blast. and people in northern california positively identified a set of human remains found over this past weekend. they are the remains of michelle le. le was a nursing student missing since may, and the subject of this massive police and volunteer search. her death is classified as a homicide, and a former friend is
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now in custody, arrested earlier this month in connection with this case. a former afghan president is killed in a suicide blast in kabul. rabbani led the afghan peace council, was considered vital to bringing the taliban into the reconciliation process, the peace talks. police say the attacker detonated the device inside his turban when he was visiting the former president's home. it prompted a temporarily lockdown at the nearby embassy. nick joins me. is this the taliban? is anyone claiming responsibility for this? >> reporter: well, they have said to the reuters news agency that they were behind this. but, to be honest, their admission of responsibility has been unusually slow. there was a strange silence at first. there are some doubts as to the
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complete voracity of this claim. but what's not in doubt is what seemed to have happened. two apparent taliban negotiators going to see rabbani to talk perhaps about a peace september, waved in by one of his colleagues, another government peace negotiator, who said, come into the house for the talks. one of the them detonating the bomb inside his turban, sending a shock wave through the government. one of their key figures taken out in his home. a blow in kabul, who only days ago were involved in a fire fight for a long period of time near the embassy. as the u.s. economy limps along, james car vil says president obama needs to make change. this book "confidence men" said top advisers had little
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confidence in president obama's ability to deal with the economy. was the book taken out of context? you decide.
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i want to tell you about this bombshell book about the early days of the obama administration. a lot of questions like, is it accurate? i'm talking about this book called "confidence men," a new book that's highly critical of president obama and his top economic aides. the white house says, don't believe everything you read. it's trending today and brian todd has the story. >> reporter: for a best-selling author, serious brushs back from the white house over a new book that depicts infighting and indecision in the obama administration's early days. in his book confidence men, ron sus kind says obama's advisers had doubts whether he could handle the economic difficulties. summers is quoted as saying in 2009, we're home alone. there's no adult in charge.
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clinton would never have made these mistakes. we couldn't reach summers for comment, but in an e-mail to "the washington post" says the hearsay attributed to me is a kbiks of fiction, distortion and words taken out of context. >> i lived the reality and the reports i've read about this book bear no resemblance to the reality we lived together. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner responding to a passage in cusskind's book saying president obama decided early on to restructure several troubled banks but discovered nearly a month later his directive had been ignored by the treasury. >> absolutely not. i would never do that. >> reporter: cnn chief political analyst gloria borger says in books like this former officials try to bolster their own legacies or settle scores. >> reporter: would it lead to some kind of finger pointing behind the scenes and people looking over their own shoulder? >> it might. i mean, this is washington. people are always going to try
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to figure out who was the source for that, who was the source for that story. i bet that came from him, or i bet it came from him. >> reporter: a defiant white house press secretary launched a separate offensive against suskind. >> one passage seems to be lifted almost tiernly from wikiped wikipedia. >> reporter: when the white house was followed up with, officials indicated jay darny was referring to a passage about the federal mortgage firm fannie mae as first reported by politico. quote, in 1968, it officially became a publicly held corporation to remove its debt and related activities from the federal balance sheet. the wikipedia passage says, in 1968 it converted to a publicly held corporation to remove its dist and debt from the federal budget. we contacted the publisher for response. a spokeswoman there says suskind spent more than 700 hours with more than 200 individuals in writing the book. the spokeswoman calls it
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exhaustively resources and harpercollins is proud to be publishing it. >> by the way, the white house cooperated with the author as he was writing this book, giving them access to both the president and his inner circle. and with the slumping economy here, james carville says president obama needs to finally make a change, but will he? mr. carville will join me live coming up. then, while president obama is in new york at the united nations general assembly meeting, then she overcame torture and cancer before becoming president of brazil. a look at her in today's "human factor." to the same challenges. but at prudential we're helping companies everywhere find new solutions to manage risk, capital and employee benefits, so american business can get on with business. ♪
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want to let you know what's happening right now. take a look at this live satellite picture here. thousands of people need to get out of the way of a typhoon that's about to hit japan. chad myers has been watching this thing swirling. he'll explain where this massive storm equal to a category 3
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hurricane is aiming for hours from now. we'll get to chad momentarily. first, james carville has a lot of advice for the president as of late. he's not at all shier about sharing it. the longtime democratic strategist and cnn distributor says president obama is showing a new aggressiveness. he says it's about time. james carville joins me live. james, you're pretty intense about this. you say the president should fire some people here, we talked about that with your op-ed on cnn.com. i know you have great sources. is there any indication that the president is going to do that, going to fire people? will we see the change you're calling for? >> i think that there are going to be changes in the white house the . i don't know if somebody will be fired, probably natural attrition, turnover but it probably will happen. i thought this morning was a refreshing and interesting departure from the strategy before. we had two major setbacks.
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this debt ceiling deal was a huge setback, didn't help the white house at all, actually hurt, and these two elections were a clear signal. we should take it at that and that prompted the piece that i wrote. the best time to plant an oak tree was 25 years ago, the second best time is yesterday. they planted one yesterday. let's see if it works. it seems they're signaling a change in direction, which is regarded as a good thing. >> yesterday we saw the president standing in the rose garden announcing this tax cut plan, so-called buffet rule. how did he do? >> again, he gives a great speech, a great press conference. no doubt about that. any time that he does, he is a very articulate and well-spoken man. the question everybody has is, is he going to follow up on this? is he going to keep talking about it? is he he going to push it, give examples? you know, is he going to carry tough if we ever get to the point? who knows of negotiations? or will he take this and carry
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it through the election? in all likelihood that's when all of this will come up. that's what people are saying to themselves, hey, this thing looks like a good start, a departure from where we were. >> james carville, i know you're out and about. you were in buffalo, now you're in chicago. i hear from people on twitter, when you hear from americans they're mad. they're sick of the back and forth, bickering inside the beltway. their big worry,they want jobs. here's my hypothetical to you. let's say the president fires fo folks, lets them go, hires you. day one, what do you do to get the jobs ball rolling? >> well, i think from day one that the thing i would talk about is the ongoing decline of the middle class and that we have a mission here. if we just get the jobs ball rolling, without restoring something to the middle class, we are missing the boat here. >> but what specifically? >> well, first of all, get
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health care costs under control. secondly, instead of having something and calling it a stimulus, if you said you were building things to help build the middle class, people would love that. third, you've got to deal with some of the problems we have and this horrific inequality the middle class is experiencing. yesterday is a good start, the single most popular way to reduce the deficit is to have this kind of tax that the president was talking about. so i think this is very in line with what he needs to do. he's got to give people a signal that you're changing things. that's what they started yesterday. that's what my piece was about. >> and perhaps it's a signal, but, you know, realists say -- i was just talking to our chief white house correspondent yesterday, jessica yellin. she said, look, this thing is dead on arrival. there's no way this can go through congress. is this just political posturing, maneuvering? what's the point? >> of course there's a point. what you do is, i don't care -- you articulate a position. you get behind a position. you get people behind it.
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and the point is, as i said earlier in the piece, if nothing p happens on this piece, you run on it in the election and elections decide thing that's have a consequence. all the people who say, this don't have a point, look what happened in the debt negotiations. john boehner walked away with 98% of what he wanted. the point here is, in a democracy you advocate things and you push things. and all this they need to get together and -- you have to articulate something and i think the white house is finally realizing had that. so let's see. this could be a popular position. >> woo, james carville fired up in chicago. let me ask you about that book you've heard a thing or two about, this ron suskind book, "confidence men" paints a picture of the administration where maybe the president isn't always in control, this allegation of sexism. does that jibe with your experience with the current administration, james? >> well, i don't have a -- to be brutally honest, i don't have a lot of experience.
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i do know that the president's appointed, what, two women in the supreme court. i don't know how many cabinet members are women, i know his chief domestic adviser is a woman. i just find this really hard to believe. and to anita's defense, she did say the president sounded very good on this. now, what happened in some meeting, did someone get offended or feel like that was ghoing on i have no idea. >> james carville, good to talk to you. come back anytime. thank you very much. >> okay. thank you. now let's check in with dr. sanjay gupta at the united nations general assembly. he's in new york with a look at how brazil's president overcame torture. this is today's "human factor "0 ". >> reporter: dilma rousseff, a name you should probably remember for lots of different reasons. quite a remarkable individual. the first woman actually going to be speaking to the u.n. general assembly, giving one of the opening keynote addresses,
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also the first woman to be president of brazil. 63-year-old rousseff, quite an extraordinary history, she was a revolutionary in brazil in the late '60s and '70s. she was captured, tortured, told to stay out of government. she subsequently became the chief of staff to the brazilian president and now president herself. in the midst of all that, back in 2009, she also developed nonhodgkin's liymphomlymphoma, h she was treated. in fact, she gave a speech where she lifted up the wig and said, look, i'm in remission as a result of the treatments i have received. she wants to do a lot for brazil in terms of health. brazil is a place people have looked to inned past for best practices with regard to hiv/aids. now a $3 billion expenditure she wants to have to try to prevent many forms of disease including breast and cervical cancers. she's opening hospitals in many places in brazil to try to prevent and street the diseases early. she's got a lot of her own
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personal history vested in this with her own cancer history. now a lot of the countries here at the u.n. looking to brazil to sort of see how they're treating these noncommunicable diseases and specifically looking at dilma rousseff to see what she's done to make brazil a healthier place. back to you. >> sanjay, thank you very much. back to the typhoon that's barreling now toward japan, thousands of people trying to get out of the way. wait until you hear where this thing is expected to make landfall and the damage that could come next. the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. getting some news in to cnn with regard to the imminent execution of a georgia man convicted for shooting and killing a savannah police officer a number of decades ago,
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troy davis. parole board denied clemency today and we're learning from the department of corrections a couple new nuggets. the first, media witnesses for the execution it appears five or six from a number of local primarily media groups, both print and television. also learning troy davis declined to request a special last meal. instead, he'll be offered the institution's meal tray consisticonsis. again, he is set to be executed by lethal injection 7:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow night. to japan. more than a million people are being told to evacuate. we're talking about typhoon roek now moving in, threatening to do to tokyo what we thought irene was going to do to new york, at least that's what i know chad has been saying. that was certainly something i took note of. i mean, how -- i was reading, like, what, 80,000 evacuations
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thus far, a million people perhaps down the road. where is it now? >> a million people told to evacuate, only 80,000 so far on last report have done it. this thing is going to make landfall in about 12 hours very close to yoke hama and into tokyo at 7:00 this morning our time this was a 132-mile-per-hour hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, all the same thing, just in different oceans. in this ocean they call them typhoons. roek very close to tokyo, about 2:00 a.m. local time our time, that will be tomorrow already, then it not only goes over tokyo with a 100-mile-per-hour wind, right over the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. if you look at tokyo, the water runs this way on this side and the water runs this way on this side. so you're going to get hours and hours of water piling up on the mountains and there will be significant mud slides as the
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storm continues to move up toward the north and to the northeast later tonight and tomorrow. let me show you exactly here what tokyo looks like. we're going to take you here, almost 20 million people in the way of this city. there are, like, 26 cities in the tokyo prefecture area. the big buildings, the wind tunneling effect we talked about possible for new york city all the way through tokyo and into some of the surge areas, too. people being told to evacuate. i'm not sure where you even go, how do you move a million people out of the way? they're in for a very rough night. >> i was tweeting about the story earlier. so many people share the same, gosh, again, the japanese can't seem to catch a break. also with all the rain earlier that means the ground similar to what you were talking about with irene, vermont, new york, saturated which means the flooding is worse. >> there will be flooding in sendai from the water up the mountain tonight and rushing back down toward the nuclear power plant. >> hopefully it will end up not quite as bad.
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>> yes. >> chad myers, thank you very much for that. we'll have information about the satellite crash noog earth next hour. israel appears to be making this last-ditch effort to try to prevent a palestinian statehood. here's one young man's thoughts on that. >> it will not help them to achieve their goals because i believe that only through a negotiation will they be able to reach a peace agreement with israel. >> we're going to hear from others on both sides of the issue, what they think should p happen. be right back. [ oswald ] there's a lot of discussion going on about the development of natural gas,
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calling this an historic day, the united nations secretary-general ordered the new post-gadhafi libyan flag to stand next to the u.n. flag today in new york. libya now being represented at the united nations general assembly this week by someone other than moammar gadhafi, for the first time in more than 40 years. secretary-general ban ki-moon welcomed the new leadership to the world body, despite the fact that gadhafi's whereabouts are still unknown, fighting still rages on in many parts of libya. here is president obama just a short time ago. >> it was libyan women and girls who hung flags and smuggled weapons to the front. it was libyans from countries around the world, including my own, who rushed home to help even though they, too, risked
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brutality and death. it was libyan blood that was spilled and libya's sons and daughters who gave their lives. and on that august day, after all that sacrifice, after 42 long years, it was libyans who pushed their dictator from power. also, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad arrived this morning. he speaks to the assembly this thursday. no word yet on whether he'll address one of several big mr m looming issues, the palestinian request fwor official u.n. recognition being one, palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas says he will formally ask for u.n. membership when he speaks on friday. if granted, that would give the palestinians an upgraded statuses at the u.n., higher than the current observer status they have now. but here's the problem for abbas. the united states, a permanent security council member promises to veto that request, the u.s. prefers palestinians continues
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peace talks in isz israel. we asked many how they feel about this current proposal. >> i tell him go to the united nations and we are people, palestinian people, support you in this situation. >> i agree that there should be a palestinian state and there should be a recognition of their right to even -- to -- for this claim. >> it will not help them to achieve their goals because i believe that only through negotiations will they be able to reach a peace agreement with israel for the long run. >> i know american people always against us and always with israel, but i hope eventually we
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have something -- achieve something even if it's something small. we have nothing to lose. we try everything, and so we will go for it. >> i hope they get a state. i wish that something could be worked out that it doesn't harm either side of the part y, the israelis or palestinians. >> it's just sort of going around the whole negotiation table. it's a one-sided declaration as opposed to an agreement between both of the states. >> the american was always using the veto against our rights to have a full seat in united nations. why us? because palestinian people wait for this moment. we go to say to the people in the world, help us to be a state. >> i'm afraid it's going to get to some cycle of violence, going
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to start some cycle of violence. those are my thoughts about it. i'm not opposing for palestinian to have a state of their own. i just wonder about the security of israel. >> i want to bring in live at the united nations senior correspondent richard roth. richard, we were just listening to some people in that piece, you know, concerned but not outright opposed to this notion of palestine being recognized by the u.n. do you get that impression also in speaking with other senior diplomats there? >> reporter: well, the dynamic of this story is taking shape, and maybe everyone will get a little bit of something that makes them look good that they tried. israeli diplomats you talked to mostly are saying that there will be dire consequences if statehood indeed is granted fort region. others say perhaps we know that the request by the palestinians will be submitted to the security council, which must first approve this, but that may
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take some time and it may get stalled there and israel may say, okay, you've submitted but nothing really happened. abbas or the palestinians get to say, we went to the security council. and there are other options still for the palestinians. they could still go to the general assembly and get a lesser role but an upgraded observer state status. >> obviously you're there to follow that this week, amongst several other stories. richard, with all these world leaders there at the u.n., i want you to talk to me about this moment that i guess was kind of surreal that happen at the u.n., the former governor of california arnold schwarzenegger speaking at a private for you. what was he speaking about? >> reporter: there are many themes of the u.n., one is climate change that the secretary-general is big on. the former governor of california has been making that a priority over the years but he's been quite reclusive since the scandal involving his wife and the nanny. so it was very interesting to watch him here inside the u.n. you could listen to his comments
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here, but he's really talking about the need to get working on the issue of climate change. take a listen. >> i'm on optimist. i've ignored the nay sayers my whole life. now i want all of you to join me in ig norg the possess mists, the nay sayers and credit issues because they will always complain and be negative no matter what. it's our job to hit the mute button and to get to work. >> reporter: schwarzenegger is not the governor of california anymore but he makes this still a passion. i think it's hard for some people -- you look at him now speaking and it will take a while to remove the scandal when you view schwarzenegger. >> richard roth, live at the u.n., we'll be checking in with you later this week. now i want to show you some video. these are some pictures -- this was taken at a school spirit function. these are college students. can you see? in black face. apparently they don't realize this is just not acceptable in
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2011. that is coming up in our next hour. also, rick perry talking foreign policy. we have that in your political ticker next. time now for "the help desk." joining me lanette kynette khay, founder of askthemoneycoach.com and stacy francis. lynette, first question from danny -- danny may go into foreclosure, but he has an ira with the same bank that holds the note to his home. he wonders if he goes into foreclosure the bank will be able to get into his ira if he falls short on the house. >> sorry to hear about the prospective foreclosure. the bank will likely not be able to touch that ira because under federal law up to $1 million worth of your ira assets are protected from creditors. income derived from your ira is not protected so if you're
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drawing income, some creditors may be able to make claims on that. but generally speaking i wouldn't expect that to happen. chanc chances are he doesn't have more than $1 million in that account. >> stacy, this question is interesting, someone who has $150,000 to invest, not bad. they're asking what the lowest risk, low-cost way is to invest and get 5% to 6%. i wish treasuries were yielding that right now. that's just not the case. >> i'll tell you, if i could find a low-risk, risk-free way to get 5%, 6%, i could really retire and poppy, you could go with me. move to the bahamas right now. unfortunately, there's no low-risk asset you'll be able to get 5%, 6%. instead, what we would say is create a diversified portfolio, mostly made up of high-quality bonds. if you're in a high tax credit, maybe municipals but unfortunately, no magic bullet. >> not right now. those were old times. if you have questions you want answered, send us an
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united nations and be a delicate topic for the president this week. perry held a press conference in manhattan earlier today in which he accused the obama administration of appeasement towards middle east leaders basically accusing the white house of throwing israel under the bus and allowing the palestinians to make this request for r state hood at the united nations and this was some tough texas talk. even for rick perry. >> we're equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that is encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of
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such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't nieve and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> so, there's a lot of things going on today with these statements. one is obviously he's making a play for jewish voters. in many days, this is a dog whistle to christian conservatives. he had the prayer event in august. down at liberty university in virginia last week and now, he said this earlier today talking about israel, that as a christian, he feels he has a clear directive to be a supporter of israel. that is something that plays very well with christian conservatives and i would have to think that a lot of leaders in that community heard perry loud and clear today. >> thank you so much. we'll get another ticker update
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in half an hour and now, top of the hour. watch this. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com white students, black faces, and this is a school function. i'll talk to the men who made this video. new developments in the mysterious murders that have all the signs of a serial killer. >> slow, method cal process. >> today, police share new sketches. warren buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than warren buffett. >> who is this woman? >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. >> is it her? >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. >> is it him? >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. >> joe johns gets to the bottom of this much talked about and apparently overtaxed assistant. and a self-proclaimed pot head about to get rich off of
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netflix? dude! the news starts now. welcome back. if it's interesting and happening now, you are about to see it. beginning in california where a millionaire is asking the state's attorney general to review the deaths of not only his girlfriend, but his son as well. detectives say she committed suicide after learning his son wasn't going to survive. the 6-year-old suffered a severe head injury after falling down the stairs in her care. he says he has no reason to doubt the outcome, but i'm quoting, speculation is causing pain for the families. he adds quote -- the involuntary manslaughter trial of michael jackson's
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daughter is ready to go. this is after a key witness now found is reportedly ready to testify. we're talking about the pharmacist that has already testified that he shipped more than 15 liters of propofol. opening statements in that trial are scheduled to begin one week from today. funeral services begin next hour for kara kennedy with a wake at a funeral home in washington. the daughter of the late senator ted kennedy died over a weekend of a heart attack after a workout. she was 51 years of age. a mass will be held tomorrow, but the burial will be private. get a load of these guys. they were dressed at gals when arrested for robbing a joanne fabric store. an employee spotted them stuffing $100 worth of fish
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nets, green glitter, boa and ladies padding on sunday afternoon. the manager believes it's the same group of thieves that struck several times before. and one weekend fishing trip turns into the catch of a lifetime. an 800 pound gator. fishing with his family, with a friend, when he hooks this 12-foot gator with a bass fishing rod. it took everyone's help to get the gator on to the boat. so, what does a 19-year-old do with this? his father just so happens to be a taxidermist and he's going to melt the head for his room. this is a very unusual case of a small company, a big company with a small social media problem. netflix is spinning off its dvd business, but the name they want is already taken on twitter by this, if you read his tweets, a
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foul mouthed pot head. alison kosik joins me now to explain. i was looking, it's colorful. >> pretty funny. yeah, you're talking about quickster. qwik qwikster. that's the account, already taken. announcing it's splitting its business into two and that is the name of the movie by mail part of the business, but it seems that netflix forgot to line up all the appropriate. this is owned by someone named jayson cast. yesterday, there was a picture of elmo and he was smoking something. what he tweets about is drugs and sex and making tacos and working out. yes, very interesting stuff there. by the way, the picture of elmo has been taken down now. he's got thousands of now fol w
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followers now, but imagine the pickle that netflix is in. >> what to do, what to do. can we get this twitter handle and i guess this guy was tweeting he and a buddy are saying, don't even approach us unless we hear six figures. >> yes, he wants six figures, but twitters terms of service, it says you can't sell an account name, but he has tweeted he's gotten some offers and the offers aren't necessarily from netflix. i think if netflix wants some advice, this is just some sort of quick advice. all they have to do is open up a new account saying this is the real netflix account. get it verified with the old check mark and viola, you've got kwikster. it is kind of a slap in the face after everything netflix is
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going down. down another 9.5% today. it's just brutal. >> i guess elmo gets a couple of thousand more twitter followers. problem solved. >> a little media attention from us, too. this is a story we've been covering for months. new dna evidence helping police draw connections across miles, across years in that long island serial killer case. we're going to tell you what the news is is today. also, this. can you imagine a place in a civilized society where it's okay to dress up like this in the year 2011. college students getting schools on pc behaviors today. we're going to tell you the story behind the video. people - >> - up to 60% off. i am familiar. your name? > naomi pryce. >> what other "negotiating" skills do you have?
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a serial killer could be killers on the loose. police on long island, they need help in solving this case. they've just today released new evidence and there are two items police want you to see. first, sketches of these two victims. this is what antist thinks they look like. one is known simply as jane doe number six. she was last seen in the late summer or fall of 2000. her remains were found in two separate places discovered more than ten years apart. the other victim, a young asian man. police don't know much about him except he was of average height, had bad teeth and was wearing women's clothes. the other thing is this. jewelry. this is linked to two bodies, two killings. one victim, a female toddler, whose remains were found 250
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feet from jane doe number six, but through dna, investigators were able to link the toddler to a different victim whose body was found seven miles away. also, police revealed today that the remains nassau county police found last april, they are linked to two female legs found by people walking on the beach on fire island. that was back in 1996. with all these new details, we want to bring in steve cardian and does it sound more and more like we have a serial killer who's been operating on long for more than a decade when you look at these dates? >> we do. that's one of the problems with the investigation is that some of these bodies, some of the crimes may have been committed and those bodies deposited there ten years ago. the salt, the surf, tended to destroy at a rapid rate. we've got a serial killer, maybe one more, to investigate.
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>> what do you make of the fact that some were found years apart. these body parts being linked to these different sets of remains found multiple miles away. what does that say to you? >> it's indicative that this is a very smart individual we're dealing with. he's trying not to associate the body parts with the particular individual. so he's going out of his way. so far as to remove tattoos from some of the victims to prevent law enforcement from identifying them. >> i want to play some sound. this is from suffolk police commissioner. >> it's a slow process. this is not a television show where everything is solved in an hour. this takes pain staking hours of detective work, forensic work. we're doing that as we speak and we will continue that investigation and bring it to a successful conclusion. >> so, steve, we've heard them
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before saying look, this isn't "csi," but the fact police are going to showing pictures of what these look like and bracelets and earrings, is that a sign of desperation? >> they're running out of leads. they're trying to keep the case from going cold. by identifying the victims, it gives them a new outlook on the investigati investigation. they can go back and retrace steps, talk to people that knew them and add to the investigation. now, the jewelry could be significant if someone identified the person wore it on a regular basis or maybe girlfriend used to borrow it or wear it or admire it. but we're dealing with a very difficult sect here in the prostitution industry. they don't really like to deal with law enforcement. they don't like their identity revealed and they also just like many across america, think it can't happen to me. >> final question. you mentioned something earlier you think this killer, maybe
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killers, is smart. why? >> well, his profile shows that he's an exceptionally smart man between the age of 25 and 40. now, he's going to have to make a mistake somewhere along the line, law enforcement's going to have to identify that mistake in order to catch him. minus finding electronic footprint of having a good eyewitness to the crime, so it's a really tough investigation. going to be a long investigation. there's many law enforcement agent ises working on this case and it's going take a long time to bring it to a conclusion. >> thank you so much as always. and now this. the u.s. military's don't ask don't tell policy officially in the history books. >> thanks to this change, i believe we move closer to achieving the goal at the foundation of the values that america's all about. >> how the repeal of don't ask
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offensive, thoughtless, just plain racist. that is how some are describing this decision by several sfupts to dawn blackface.
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take a look at this disturbing video taken by a law student visiting the campus. the students attend a business school affiliated with a university of montreal. they say they were dressed as world class jamaican athlete, hussein bolt is part of this event. but their dress, their behavior, did nothing to honor the gold medalist or jamaica. they also chanted, smoke more weed. take a listen. >> smoke more weed! >> the video here was shot by a man who's now joining me on the phone, anthony morgan, who we should point out is of jamaican decent. anthony, we saw the video, but i want you to take me there in that moment. you just so happen to be walk ing past this field and what precisely was it that prompted
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you to pull out your camera and start recording? >> simply the thought that nobody would believe me, i felt immediately, that this was happening on a university campus. i was absolutely shocked and horrified and didn't think i would be able to adequately convey how significant these actions were if i didn't have a record to show other people. >> was there a crowd of people walking with you? what didn't we see on camera? and also, did you talk to any of these students chanting here? a lot of folks would say, these are just goofy college students, they didn't realize what they were doing. >> i was walking by myself and there were other students on campus and nobody, it seemed to not dawn on anybody there was anything wrong with this, but as i walked, there were a few black students who were on campus at the time and we sort of just froze and looked at each other really critically. it was sort of like a
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communication thing that you can't really articulate and i ultimately decided that no, it wouldn't be a good idea to just walk up to one of these students because i didn't want to create a hostile situation and the students weren't acting out of knowledge. just simply a lack of education and understanding about the symbol means in a historical conte context. >> i want to get to that many a minute, but i want to read something the school says. they say this is part of spirit week. these students are trying to emulate hussein bolt. the hec business school where these young men and women are students released a state of mind saying -- unfortunately they unintentionally and unknowingly went about this in a way that touched upon some sensitivities. anthony? is that good enough? >> well, that's not good enough,
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which is why i'm pleased to note that as of yesterday, the secretary general went on television and accepted that the acts were actually racist and unacceptable by the students and have taken responsibility by committing to incorporating sensitivity awareness, racial sensitivity training and things of that nature. and looking at a long-term policy framework that they can implement so something like this doesn't happen again. another new development that happened last night. i spoke with the secretary general and accepted his apology, but in the long-term that we have to look toward and see what the details of their plans are and see if they're carried out in an effective way. >> so, from there, we all know the significance, the history of blackface. it's unacceptable. no matter where you are to do this. what do you hope, what can you,
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what can those students, what can montreal gain from this? >> well, it's interesting you say everybody knows this is inappropriate. what i'm trying to do, why i'm being so public with this issue, i'm trying to create a conversation and say that while we value multiculturalism, there's much more work to be done, so i hope that others in canada and canadians themselves, will think more critically about what they know and do not know about the contribution of blacks, jamaican and people of african decent writ large. it's out of that lack of knowledge, interest and understanding that kind of events can happen. >> thanks for sharing your video and compassion here. do you remember those tense days earlier this year when we thought a government shutdown could be looming?
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try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hours of relief. capzasin-hp. take the pain out of arthritis. time for your politics update. news just off the political ticker including word of another funding shutdown? kate? >> i know our viewers are going to be people rolling their eyes at this one when they hear we could be headed for another government shutdown. this over a fight that's been brewing over federal disaster funding. it could hold up the approval of a short-term spending bill needed to keep the government running. listen to the top republican and
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democratic in the senate from just a short time ago. >> there won't be a government shutdown. if congress always responds appropriately to disasters, we're having a discussion about the appropriate way to do that and i'm confident it will be resolved. >> i'm not as certain at mcconnell because we're not going to cave in on this. it's a matter of principle. not only do they give us inadequate funding, but to rub salt in the wound, they take a program that creates jobs to pay for the first year. >> so, they can't even agree on that and here's what else they really can't agree on. the house is set to take up a measure tomorrow supported backed by house republicans that would keep the government funded through mid-november. that comes with funding for fema to take care of all the natural disasters the country's been facing fires, floods, earthquakes and tropical storms and hurricanes.
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so, we're talk ike i guess care that, but at levels less than what the senate has passed. what senate democrats want, they want more funding to go to fema. ten republican senators have supported this. they coming from affected states. on top of that, house republicans want some of this federal disaster funding paid for, to be off set. and that, senate democrats are against. they say this is not the way things have been done in the past, so what we're seeing here is really things are at an impasse. house republicans, democrat, calling each other and accusing each other of playing politics. cantor saying this would be on harry reid's shoulders. the bottom line, this is a deadline we're facing. won't be a surprise to you. the government runs out of funding a week from this saturday. so, they have to work quickly to figure this out and the problem is the house and senate are set
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to go on a week long congressional recess starting this weekend. so they need to -- obviously need to figure this out very quickly! janet napolitano was saying there have been seems like a high number of natural disasters. my thanks to you. >> now to a stoic we've been watching for a while now. a decision today of death for troy davis. georgia denying him clemency, but is there any last chance his life could be spared? also, a bus sized satellite now defungt, falling somewhere, threatens to hit earth. and the odds of it possibly hitting someone, next. accept it. you can't change the way banking works.
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an end to an era, a life on the line in space jung. this satellite now hurdling toward earth. let's begin with chris lawrence. as of 12:01 this morning, don't ask don't tell gone. what kind of reaction have you been hearing today? >> a young -- in the air force felt like a huge weight had been lifted. a young woman said, i am a united states marine and i am a lesbian. she got choked up realizing that statement could have tossed her out not too long ago. some feeling this whole process was used to drive a social change. the president of the family research counsel, a former marine, said ending don't ask don't tell was used to reshape social attitudes.
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>> okay -- >> the super committee and congress will recognize the work we are doing to shoulder our part of the load and look elsewhere for further reductions. >> so again, that was mike mullen talking about the end to the policy. obviously, a big change and one that will be implemented today in the military. zbh let's talk about the 2.2 million troops who have been tra trained in how to operate under this new law. what are they prepared for. >> they had to go through classroom studies to get to learn about the new policy. you know, the military telling commanders look, you can't segregate people's living quarters or bathroom facilities because of their sexual orientation. now, people can come to a recruiter's office and say, i'm gay and the recruiter could say, thanks for that information, here's your paperwork, fill it out. there are still bigger questions to be answered.
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because gay marriage is not recognized by the military r or federal government, there are still some issues with partners and you know, how health benefits or pensions, how that's going to be worked out. >> thank you very much. next, david matingly, you've been following troy davis here. convicted cop killer. he's set to be executed tomorrow night, 7:00 p.m. eastern. i know you spoke to the man who sent davis to death row. what did the former d.a. say? >> he talked to us. he was explaining how he's been frustrated over the years not being able to talk publicly about this case. he says the people supporting davis he thinks are following things that aren't factually accurate. he points out that in every turn in the legal system where the facts have been analyzed, his case has won. but in the court of public opinion, he's lost. he says that's because they have not be out there arguing the
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case in public. so, a great deal of frustration on his part. he says he takes no joy in what's about to happen, but says the conviction was just and the sentence was just as well. >> david, we were looking at an e-mail from the georgia department of corrections talking about how troy davis has declined his request for a final meal, but we've learned members of the media who will bear witness to the execution. do we know of any family members? >> there will be family members on mcbail's side. we haven't received confirmation about davis' family. we know there's one thing they're sharing now and this has bb a very, very, difficult 20 years for both sides. the family of davis completely believing in his innocence. so, this will all be coming to a head in the next few hours. >> thank you v. very much. next, chad myers here to
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talk with me about this huge satellite. you were talking about this weeks ago and now the day, friday, when this piece of satellite is supposed to come hurdling down somewhere. >> exactly. and some day, all of this space junk will come hurtling down. there are 4,000 dots on this map. >> and that's all junk? >> 1,000 of the 4,000 are actively using working satellites. the other 3,000 pieces, rocket boosters and things that will lose their altitude and fall back to space. where does it go? that's probably the best question that no one can answer. it will travel towards europe and take another loop back into the pacific. the next time it will be farther from now. the next time, that's six hours from now.
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so, it progressively goes across the world and that's how it get it is picture of the world when it was working. it's not taking any pictures now. they can't make it go left, right. it's just there. just coming down eventually. and even when they give us the two-hour warning, it will still be a 5,000 mile gap where they think it will come down. >> i have this fraction etched in my mind, one over 3200 being the probability. >> one to 3200 landing on anybody. not just any one person, but anybody. you have to multiply that by how many people in the world, 6, 7 billion. when you start putting zeros on that, you're into the 200 quad ril onto one that you'd get hit. buy a lottery ticket and be a lot safer.
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>> i was wondering, how many times would i have to be struck by lighten. the government says if it falls, don't get it. the government's going to come get it. who is the secretary we keep hearing so much about? >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. >> it is political ad time. pay attention to the small print. joe johns has today's political pop. but first, americans already hurting for jobs, need work, but according to wall street.com, more layoffs may be on the way. u.s. postal service stands to lose $10 billion this year and layoffs could top 200,000. four, hewlett-packard, their share rs down to a five-year low. number three with 110 stores to close in the near future, you have talbots. the top two after the break. [ boy ] hey, i thought these were electric? uh, it is, yeah, it's a chevy volt. so what are you doing at a gas station?
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with all this jobs crisis, the president talking jobs, congress talking jobs, the list of u.s. businesses on the verge of bust continues to grow. two titans topping this list with stocks dropping nearly 50% plans to layoff near -- research in moex. that's number two. number one with net earnings falling nearly 80 million from the previous year, best buy. conservative congresswoman michele bachmann, for those who didn't see it, jay leno -- joe
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jones, political pop for today. and joe, i guess michele bachmann was expecting some good layoffs? >> you go in these shows, but she was surprised by some of the questioning. wasn't expegting where the interview went. she hasn't gone much further than that. you know, the show rs pretty much a requirement for anyone running a serious campaign for president. this was not all comedy. frankly, she got a pretty good grilling with questions about some of her controversies, the hpv virus, praying the gay away, if you will. if you didn't catch any of it, let's roll some of the tape and take a look. >> last month, you won the iowa straw poll, i think 16%. >> yeah. >> the first woman to win the iowa straw poll.
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>> but then rick perry coming into the race and the polls drop. you and perry went over this topic. explain this whole deal. on the "today" show, you said a woman came up to you and her daughter took the vaccine and suffered from had mental issue, mental retardation problems. do you regret not getting this woman's name and address -- >> okay. >> serious interview, yeah. one radio host on wls said the appearance sounded more like "meet the press" than "the tonight show," but the kocandide is behaving like she has no complaints. alice stewart said she was thrilled to meet jay and have the opportunity to meet jay. jay is a class act with a tremendous following and far be it from us to second guess what questions he chooses to ask.
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politically, you probably don't want to get on the wrong side of a guy like leno. >> big audience as well. second question we heard the president talking yesterday from the road garden. he mentioned again warren buffett's secretary. i guess in his case to try to make his case, he's now getting with record to that secretary, aa little help from moveon.org. >> this has been around for a while now. you've heard it. president has inserted warren buffett's secretary gets taxed at a higher rate than buffett does and this is being used by the president and his sporters to make the case that millionaires and billionaires should pay more taxes. move on sofrt teases this idea making the point there are a lot of people out there who get taxed at a lower rate than the very rich. >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. and i pay a higher tax rate than
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my billionaire boss. >> i'm warren buffett's secretary. >> i contribute a greater% tanl of my income than many billionaires and millionaires. >> most americans want congress to raise taxes on the wealthy. but the gop refuses to do it. why? >> call congress and tell them. raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires. >> okay, not really warren buffett's secretary. right? >> i'd love to see warren buffett's secretary. >> that's the thing. i reached out to the media aus of berkshire hathaway. haven't heard back from them or the secretary. i'm not the only one looking for her. there are a lot of people asking what warren buffett's secretary has to say about this. atlantic monthly reports that warren buffett has a bunch of secretaries, a bunch of executive assistants, if you will. they don't seem to be making many substantive comments, which
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could be interpreted as a smart career move. >> interesting. i'm sure we will see a secretary surface. joe johns. >> love to meet her. >> maybe we'll get her on. >> i'm on facebook twitter. >> thank you very much. and don't worry, everything will be over in a couple of minutes. those were some of the final words dr. petit heard from the two men who invaded his home, attacked his daughters and wife. one is convicted of killing them. minutes later, the house would go up in flames. today, he testified against the second man to go on trial. also, wolf blitzer joins me from new york once again. he has bill clinton in "the situation room." we're going to talk to wolf live from the u.n. general assembly meetings in new york. stay right here.
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how big, we will hear from google's chairman tomorrow when he goes to capitol hill. eric schmidt will testify about his company, also, a man convicted of killing james byrd in the dragging death in texas will be put to death tomorrow night in texas. he is 44 years of age, he will meet with family one final time and proceed with his last meal, a meeting with the prison chaplain before texas puts him to death. another one of james byrd's killer is on death row and a third is serving life in prison. and look for news from the fed tomorrow as they wrap up two days of policy meetings.
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an announcement is expected sometime tomorrow. we're going to hear what ben bernanke has to say. but, for now, let's go to new york where wolf blitzer likes to go because he says he likes the hustle and bustle of new york city during the u.n. general assembly team every september. you know what i had on my show, james carville, who wrote the piece last week talking about the white house and how this is the time to panic and from what i heard on your blog, your guest, bill clinton. how did he react? >> yeah, james did used to work for bill clinton. was one of his chief political strategists in '92 when he got elected president of the united states. james has been saying now far week it's time for the white house to panic, to start firing a bunch of staffers and to start indicting people on wall street for creating supposedly this economic -- i'm hear in new york at the clinton gloeshl
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initiative. the interview's coming up in "the situation room." he disagrees with james carville and says, a president of the united states no matter what should never panic. he's very blunt on that. as much as he appreciates james' advice, he disagrees with him on that specifically. we go on and talk about the other political issues. we go through the national security issues. this big week at the united nations on palestine and israel. he's got words of advice for benjamin netanyahu. we talk also about what he and the clinton initiative are doing, not only in terms of job creation in the united states, but around the world. it's an important interview. some will air in the 5:00 air. a different chunk in the 6:00 hour, but i think our viewers will be apreachtive of what the former president of the united states has to say. i know you will be watching and
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you'll be getting ready for your trip to new york a year from now. you'll fight the gridlock and traffic. >> i can't wait. world leaders, here i come with you, wolf blitzer. thank you so much. we'll hear from bill clinton next hour. thank you. meantime, a father who lost everything takes to the stand again and the second trial in the murders of his wife and two daughters. why is the defense here trying to prove this time around asking him to relive that horrendous day they were held hostage in their home and killed. sunny hostin is on the case live from connecticut, next. [ male announcer ] with interactive learning solutions from dell, mrs. davis can make every student feel like her only student. dell. the power to do more. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler
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a family's nightmare is relived inside this courtroom today. the only survivor testified about his ideaic life, his wife, two daughters and the break-in that brought it to a fiery end. this is day two in this trial and the second time dr. william petit has had to testify about the murders of these women he heartbreakingly refers to as the girls. his wife and daughters. sunny hostin is on the case for us again outside the courtroom in hartford, connecticut. dr. petit, as we know, he's having to relive the horrible day he testified already last year in the trial of the other defendant. n now, he's doing it all over again in the trial of the accomplice.
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being inside the -- this time around. >> well, certainly the facts are the same but the mood and the emotion, that was different today. i think during the first trial, he was extremely stoic, dr. petit is a very elegant person. very well spoken and he was very matter of fact during the hayes trial. well today, we saw more emotion from dr. petit, especially when he was recounting the promise of his daughters. hailey petit went to mrs. porter's school, a very academically challenging school. she was captain of the varsity team, basketball and crew and was going to attend dartmouth in the fall, dr. petit's alma ma r mater. when he was discussing his girls and the last time he heard his wife's voice in the kitchen of their home speaking to the intruder rs, he paused, put his
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hand to his mouth and sort of looked down and sort of flushed red. so today, while the facts were the same, the mood was different. a very emotional dr. petit. >> helen, a reporter for the hartford current, we had her on in addition to you tweeting. and she tweeted that dr. petit's testimony is still chilling, intention. also interestingly, dr. petit said it was more nerve wracking this second time around. >> it certainly appeared that way to me. again, this is a man who is so graceful, elegant, so stoic, but today, there were many pauses, more reflection, almost, on what he was saying. also very different as this defense team. this is a very aggressive defense team.
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remember walt vancely, one of the defense attorneys, was the inspiration for the tom cruz character in "a few good men," so this is a team really defending joshua and dr. petit was cross examined today. they challenged his memory, his recollection of events. the facts certainly are the same, but the mood is different and the players have changed and i think we're seeing that played out in the courtroom. >> so, as you're watching of course dr. petit on the stand testifying being cross examined, i'm sure your eyes are also darting over to joshua. what was his appearance while dr. petit was on the stand? >> he's a very engaged defendant. he is looking at the prompter. he's looking at the projector rather. he's looking at dr. petit as he testifies. one interesting thing to note is that his father is in the
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courtroom today. and it's fascinating because steven hayes didn't really have anyone there to support him. they've smiled at each other and our in session camera man, we saw his father leaving the courtroom. our camera man asked him how do you feel and in response, he asked him, how would you feel. his family is there and i think that adds a different dynamic and one quick thing. jennifer hawk petit's father also spoke to the father and there was a bit of compassion between the two men, so a very emotional day between the two men. >> we'll check back in with you tomorrow. thank you so much and thank you for watching. time to turn things over to wolf blitzer. "the situation room" starts right now. wolf? -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com

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